Use Your Own Domain Name
The link that the Tackle Groups website management system gives for your group will have no obvious connection with the name of your group and will be difficult to remember. It might look something like this: www.tacklegroups.org/site-3.
The ideal solution is to have your own domain name which you can forward to the link that you have been assigned by our system. Your own domain will obviously be much easier to remember and publicise. Tip: try not to have too long a domain name as a long name will make publicising it more difficult if you are printing it. If your group is called London Prostate Cancer Support Group, consider abbreviating it to www.londonpcsg.org.uk.
Registering a Domain
A .org.uk domain (which we recommend) will cost about £10 for two years (and, please note, that this is a cost your group will have to pay).
You will need to register the domain name yourself; there are many companies offering this service eg 123 Reg or Internetters both of which provide a web forwarding service as part of your registration.
Please remember to register it in the name of your group not an individual member so that, should a dispute arise, the legal owner is then the group, not the individual.
When you have registered your domain, follow your domain name registrant's explanation of how to do web forwarding for your domain. Key points are:
- you should choose Permanent Forwarding (not Temporary). All you will have to do is to forward it to the URL (ie the web address) that has been assigned your group's site by our system (www.tacklegroups.org/site-3 in our example).
- do not use framed (sometimes called masked) forwarding. This can cause problems for members logging in and it's much more difficult to link to specific pages if you can't see the true URL.
When you have registered a domain with a domain name registrant, you'll also be able to set up email addresses based on that domain. So, you could have firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com etc. Your domain name registrant will be able to tell you how to do this but, note, there will probably be a charge for doing it unless you opt for email forwarding.
We regret that we are unable to provide any form of email service for your group.
As usual, if you would like more information about any aspect of domains or need help, contact the website administrator.